"How can we help someone so powerful they can create water out of thin air?" an astonished Jabin yells in Star Trek's Caretaker.
If you are a Star Trek fan you will remember how the Kazons try to aquire technology that can create water our of thin air.
This technology is no longer in the realms of science fiction. Today we can really create water out of thin air!
Global water crisis is growing.
There are companies aware of this critical situation finding ways to generate water almost fromÖ nothing!
A world unique machine will provide the poorest regions on Earth with clean drinking water and electricity.
And this is an ingenious design of the French company Eole Water, which is the inventor of the first wind
turbine able to produce of drinking water by condensing the air.
Today, 150 million of people worldwide live without any access to safe drinking water in remote areas.
The WMS1000 wind turbine does not pump water from a surface or underground source, to later distribute.
It collects water from the air all around us or more exactly, the machine's large humidity condenser with an
equivalent heat exchanger of one meter wide and five kilometers long - makes the job.
The WMS1000 can gain up to 1,000 liters of water per day. It is possible therefore that it will be extremely
helpful in remote regions where water is scarce Africa or Asia.
Currently in the desert near Abu Dhabi working prototype turbine with a height of 24 meters, which produces
62 liters of water per hour.
WMS1000 first converts wind energy into electricity. It is used to suck air through the nose of the turbine.
The air then goes to power cooling systems, where it emits moisture. Obtained in this way the water is
directed down the steel pipes to the tank, which is filtered and purified.
With as little as 15 mph of wind it is able to harvest between 500 and 1000 liters of clean,
drinkable water from the air, while generating 30 kilowatts of electricity.
One device, which is estimated to last 30 years, currently costs 500-600 thousand euros, so surely will be unable to
pay a small poor communities. However, over time, if the interest in such a way to produce the water will rise,
the price of turbines will be reduced.
Water is produced without external source of energy. No other power but wind is needed to make the machine operational.
Due to the locations into which the WMS1000 will be most desperately needed it is also necessary to protect
it from sandstorms and the presence of a great deal of sand, which could potentially affect the mechanics of the device.
It is also crucial that it is capable of withstanding high desert temperatures up to 50C and this is why the decision
to test it out in Abu Dhabi was a good move.
Granted, 500-1000 liters does not sound like much, but if it is only used for drinking, then itís enough to
provide 250-500 people with two liters of drinking water per day.
As for energy, 30 kilowatts should be enough to provide light and some refrigeration to a small village.
Fulfilling both needs at once saves time and manpower.
The WMS1000 Wind Turbine is capable of producing one thousand liters of safe drinking water per day and it can sustain
the process of creating water for decades, without any risk of corrosion!
Levitating Ball Defies Gravity -
Incredible Technology Of The Future
Acccording to recent survey, a huge active fault was found under Mount Fuji, standing at 3,776 meters (12,385 feet) above sea level.
The dangerous fault can trigger a magnitude-7 earthquake, close to a volcano, changing the shape of the mountain and destroying nearby communities...
Bizarre Life-Forms Created Due To Uranium Exposure
It is not necessary to go to space to encounter bizarre alien life-forms. There are many strange creatures living right here on Earth.
Many of them are in places where you would never except to find anything alive...
Judaculla Rock's Mystery -
Does It Contain A Secret Coded Message To Mankind?
This rock covered with undecipherable symbols is one of the greatest archaeological mysteries of the North America.
Neither scholars nor older residents have been able to decipher it. Neither do they know its true origin nor purpose.
Is it a prehistoric code? Some kind of secret message for future generations of humanity?
Unexplained Bright Lights Around Sakurajima Volcano
- What Are They?
Sakurajima volcano in southern Japan produces some of the most spectacular eruptions on the planet.
It is one of the most active volcanoes in the world and it can erupt sometimes not just on weekly, but even daily basis.
During one of those eruptions a number of curious bright lights and what appear to be objects were filmed around the volcano.
Monster Crocodile That Consumed At Least A Few of Our Ancestors
A gigantic crocodile, more than 27 feet in length, which was large enough to swallow humans,
once co-existed with our ancestors in East Africa, say researchers.
Today it is an extinct species from the Pliocene and Pleistocene of the Turkana Basin in Kenya.
Mercury Surprises Scientists
On March 17, MESSENGER (MErcury Surface, Space Environment, GEochemistry, and Ranging) completed its one-year primary mission, orbiting Mercury, capturing nearly 100,000 images, and recording data
that reveals new information about the planet's core, topography, and the mysterious radar bright material in the permanently shadowed areas near the poles.
Living Earth Simulator - Supercomputer Predicting The Future
In Douglas Adams book the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy we encounter a machine called Deep Thought. It is the most powerful computer ever built. Deep Thought is capable of answering questions
concerning life, the Universe, and simply everything. Now scientists are planning to create a similar machine. It is called the Living Earth Simulator (LES).